Back from the dead: a thanatosis report in Pseudoleptodesmus rubescens (Gervais, 1836) (Diplopoda: Polydesmida, Chelodesmidae)




Atlantic Forest, Tonic Immobility, millipede, Neotropical region, behavior


The intriguing thanatosis was observed for the second time for a member of the family Chelodesmidae. This behavior was recorded for the species Pseudoleptodesmus rubescens (Gervais, 1836), in the municipality of Magé, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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How to Cite

Bouzan, R. S., Ribeiro, E. A., Zanon, M. S., Brescovit, A. D., & Iniesta, L. F. . M. (2023). Back from the dead: a thanatosis report in Pseudoleptodesmus rubescens (Gervais, 1836) (Diplopoda: Polydesmida, Chelodesmidae). Entomological Communications, 5, ec05036.



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